Hans Kurath

Hans Kurath

Fellow: Awarded 1944
Field of Study: Linguistics

Competition: US & Canada

Brown University

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

KURATH, HANS. Appointed for the writing of a book on the speech of the Eastern United States; tenure, four months from July 1, 1944.

Born December 13, 1891, in Austria. Education:  University of Texas, A.B., 1914; University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1920.

Instructor in German, 1914–16, 1917–19, University of Texas; Instructor in German, 1920–22, Assistant Professor, 1922–27, Northwestern University; Professor of German and Linguistics, 1927–32, Ohio State University; Professor of Germanic Languages and General Linguistics, and Chairman of the Department, 1932—, Chairman of the Division of Modern Languages, 1942—, Brown University. Member of the staff of the Linguistic Institute, 1929, Visiting Professor, 1938-40, Yale University; Member of the staff of the Linguistic Institute, 1930, 1931, College of the City of New York; Member of the staff of the Linguistic Institute, University of North Carolina, 1941; Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, Summer, 1936.

Publications:  Handbook of the Linguistic Geography of New England (with others), 1939. Editor of Linguistic Atlas of New England, 1939–43; Director of Linguistic Atlas of the United States, 1931—.


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